Friday, May 16, 2008
What CAN You Do With a Shoe?
What Can You Do With a Shoe? by Beatrice de Regniers and Maurice Sendak (illus.). A young child's delight: this book asks all sorts of questions concerning what you can do with ordinary household objects (shoes, chairs, brooms, cups, etc.), and then provides all sorts of answers--most rather fanciful, but just the sort of answers a young child might provide! Sendak's illustrations are, as always, just the right touch and fill in the text nicely. For example, the first few title pages show the two children getting on their dress-up clothes, so when the text starts with the title question, the children are clearly already in the midst of playing. Regniers ends her list of questions appropriately with the children asking, "What can you do with a bed?" and Sendak shows them getting into bed and drifting off to sleep.... Highly recommended!